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March 1, 2021

MasterChef Australia 13 (2021)

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MasterChef Australia has released 2 teaser videos for season 13 which will probably go on air after Easter…

Update April 8, 2021: It has just been announced that this new season will premiere on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Monday, April 19, 2021!

Ep 1, Monday, April 19, 2020
The best home cooks from around the country will face challenge after challenge to see who will rise to the top and take home the coveted title of Australia’s next MasterChef.

Middle Eastern Lamb (Brent Draper)
Through the Mist (Therese Lum)
Chicken Congee with Chicken Salad and Dau Chao Quay (Tommy Pham)
Black Gold (Scott Bagnell)
Ghevar with Carrot Sorbet (Depinder Chhibber)
Indian Chicken Curry, Crispy Chicken Skin and an Apple and Cucumber Pickle (Justin Narayan)
Coffee Crusted Beef with Fondant Potatoes, Asparagus Puree and Red Wine Sauce (Pete Campbell)
Grilled Octopus with Chipotle Chilli Sauce, Frijoles Negros, Guacamole, Corn Salsa and Tostada (Jess Hodge)
Strawberry, Lemon and Basil with Black Pepper Lace Tuile (Tom Levick)
Hainanese Chicken Rice (Eric Mao)
Five Spice Fried Chicken Tacos (Dan Dumbrell)
Bavarian Log Cabin in the Woods (Maja Veit) – Schupfnudel
Soupy Fish (Kishwar Chowdhury) – Bangladesh dish
Coral Reef (Trent Vu)
Flathead with Pickled Daikon, Fennel, Beurre Blanc and Fennel Oil (Sabina Newton)
Kunafa, Tahini Ice Cream & Pomegranate and Rose Water Meringue Shard (Amir Manoly)
Dinner at Amma’s (Minoli DeSilva) – Chicken Curry with Eggplant Brinjal, Tomato and Onion Salsa
Korean Fried Chicken, Gochuchang Mayo, Chilli Sauce, Daikon Pickle (YoYo Yang)
Seared Seafood In A Tom Yum Broth (Linda Dalrymple)

Ep 2, Tuesday, April 20, 2020
The judges are looking for just five more cooks to round out the Top 24. The home cooks who are given a second chance will battle it out for the remaining aprons.

Whole Snapper, Nasi Kuning, Karedok Saland and Sambal Matah (Katrina Dunnett)
Crispy Skin Duck, Charred Shallots and Cherry Sauce (Aaron Sanders)
Pork Tenderloin, Cauliflower Puree and Rosemary Apple Jus (Wynona Davies)
Walnut Pangratatto Trout, Roasted Tomatoes And Fennel Salad (Elise Pulbrook)
Pan Seared Whiting, Avogolemono, Basil Oil and Nectarines (Conor Curran)

Source: TV Blackbox

Ep 3, Wednesday, April 21, 2020
Today’s mystery box is selected by MasterChef Australia champion, Emelia Jackson. The three best dishes will be awarded an immunity pin that can be played at any time during an elimination cook.

Emelia Jackson’s Mystery Box

Top 3 dishes and Immunity Pin winners:
Pistachio Sable and Joconde with Chocolate Sichuan Ice Cream (Therese Lum)
Quail, Smoked Ricotta and Silverbeet (Elise Pulbrook)
Pistachio Ice Cream with Cherry Granita and Saltbush Tuile (Wynona Davies)

Ep 4, Thursday, April 22, 2020
In today’s two round challenge, contestants must create dishes that feature a chicken or an egg. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be the first sent home.

Round 1 – Top 3 dishes:
Strange Flavour Chicken 怪味雞 (Eric Mao)
Chicken Biryani with Coriander Mint Raita and Onion Salad (Depinder Chhibber)
Charcoal Chicken With Toum, Flatbread and Pickle Salad (Justin Narayan)
Round 1 – Other best dishes:
Chicken Korma and Pilau (Kishwar Chowdhury)
Sweet Sticky Spicy Wings with Sticky Rice (Tommy Pham)
Raspberry, Vanilla & Chocolate Pavlova (Tom Levick)

Round 2 – Best dishes:
Chicken Shawarma with Baba Ganoush, Tabbouleh and Flat Bread (Amir Manoly)
Egg Noodles with Poached Egg and Chilli Oil (Linda Dalrymple)
Chicken Rou Jia Mo 鷄肉夾饃 (Dan Dumbrell)
Kung Pao Chicken 宮保鷄丁 (YoYo Yang)

Eliminated: Trent

Ep 5, Sunday, April 25, 2020
Superstars Week kicks off with Nigella Lawson. Contestants must recreate Nigella’s favourite dish based on her detailed description, with no ingredient list, recipe or visual reference to work from.

Round 1 – 18 Flavoured Biscuits Taste Test
1. lemon, 2. chocolate, 3. rosemary, 4. vanilla, 5. cheese, 6. honey, 7. cardamom, 8. vegemite, 9. mandarin, 10. ginger, 11. olive, 12. seaweed, 13. paprika, 14. macha, 15. rose, 16. garlic, 17. chilli, 18. anchovy

Best results: – Linda (15/18), Tommy (15/18)
Bottom 5 – Conor (4/18), Brent (10/18), Maja (10/18), YoYo (10/18), tied for 5th place – Tom (11/18), Dan (11/18)
Tie Breaker for 5th place – Dan won, Tom into Round 2

Round 2 – Pressure Test: Make a Nigella’s dish based only on dish description

The video on the right does not show the full description of the dish. The full description is very detailed.

Toasted Marshmallow and Rhubarb Cake (Nigella Lawson)

Eliminated: YoYo

Ep 6, Monday, April 26, 2020
Yotam Ottolenghi presents his favourite flavour bombs: numbing oil, fenugreek marinade and chipotle peanuts. Each team must create a meal that features one of Yotam’s flavour bombs.

Pork and Mushroom Dumplings with Szechuan Numbing Oil Dressing (Brown Team)
Fenugreek Pumpkin Curry with Baked Tomato Rice (Brown Team)
Ice Cream Sandwich with Peanut Chipotle (Brown Team)

Yotam Ottolenghi’s 10 recipes perfect for the Australian summer
Yotam Ottolenghi’s tamarind recipes

Ep 7, Tuesday, April 27, 2020
The judges reveal this elimination challenge is over two rounds and is set by cooking legend Massimo Bottura. Massimo presents his take on the classic dish: mac and cheese.

Round 1 – Mac and Cheese

Massimo Bottura’s Mac and Cheese (Massimo Bottura)
Porky Mac & Cheese with Porky Cream, Parmesan Crisp (Therese Lum)
Triple Hog Mac & Cheese (Aaron Sanders)
Spanish Mac & Cheese (Linda Dalrymple)

Round 2 – Bread

Textures of Bread with Rye & Pecan Crumb, Ginger Ice Cream (Tom Levick)
Salted Caramel Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce (Pete Campbell)
Bread Dumplings with Braised Fennel, Bread Smoked Duck (Dan Dumbrell)

Eliminated: Katrina

Ep 8, Wednesday, April 28, 2020
Clare Smyth reveals the dish that has inspired her choice of mystery box ingredients. Contestants must create a sweet or savoury dish using the ingredients that Clare has chosen for the mystery box.

Scampi Lasagne (Aaron Sanders)
Pan Seared Scampi with Tomato Tartar and Scampi Fumet (Pete Campbell)
Scampi Tortellini with Tomato Broth (Linda Dalrymple)
Bombe Alaska with Wasabi Ice Cream and Lemon Curd (Depinder Chhibber)
Koularakia Ice Cream Sandwich (Conor Curran)

Ep 9, Thursday, April 29, 2020
Heston Blumenthal sets an immunity challenge in which contestants must use a popular breakfast ingredient to create a delicious dessert.

Best dish & Immunity from Sunday elimination:
Bacon & Egg Ice Cream with Bacon Crumb and Potato Chips (Pete Campbell)

Ep 10, Sunday, May 2, 2020
MasterChef alumni Poh, Callum and Reynold present the contestants with three dishes from their venues. Contestants must create a dish worthy of a place on the menu at any of these establishments.

Elise and Wynona played their Immunity Pins at the last minutes of the challenge!

Top 3 dishes:
Tomatoes with Yoghurt and Basil (Aaron Sanders) – Callum’s menu
Bengali Patties with Tamarind Chutney and Starfruit Salad (Kishwar Chowdhury) – Poh’s menu
Ginger Fluff Cake with Custard Butter Cream (Scott Bagnell) – Poh’s menu
Other best dishes:
Salt Crusted Pork Belly with Cauliflower Puree and Pork Apple Cider Reduction (Dan Dumbrell) – Callum’s menu
Coconut and Lemon Cake (Depinder Chhibber) – Poh’s menu

Eliminated: Minoli

Ep 11, Monday, May 3, 2020
Each team must cook the same six dishes within the time allocated. Each contestant on the team will cook one of the dishes and will be judged against the same dish made by the other two teams.

8 minutes – Make a perfect mayonnaise
15 minutes – Fillet a fish and cook the fillet
30 minutes – Cook a medium rare steak, puree and sauce
45 minutes – Make a filled pasta dish
60 minutes – Make a curry with a side and a bread or rice
75 minutes – Make a baked dessert with ice cream and sauce

Blue Team – Wynona, Scott, Amir, Elise, Depinder, Tom
Green Team – Justin, Aaron, Pete, Linda, Jess, Tommy, Dan (extra member, sit out the challenge)
Purple Team – Eric, Sabina, Conor, Maja, Kishwar, Therese

Best dishes:
Mayonnaise (Green Team – Justin Narayan)
Snapper with Tarragon and Ghee (Purple Team – Sabina Newton)
Steak au Poivre with Cauliflower Purée (Green Team – Pete Campbell)
Ricotta Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce (Blue Team – Elise Pulbrook)
South Indian Chicken Curry with Pakoras and Cumin Rice (Blue Team – Depinder Chhibber)
Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream (Blue Team – Tom Levick)

Ep 12, Tuesday, May 4, 2020
Each contestant must choose the dish they feel most comfortable making: a savoury tart or sweet tart. Jock then switches the dishes and contestants must cook the dish they’re least comfortable with.

Australian Curried Yabby Boab Tart (Jock Zonfrillo)
Double Chocolate Gingerbread Salted Caramel Tart (Jock Zonfrillo)

Eliminated: Maja

Ep 13, Wednesday, May 5, 2020
Contestants must create a dish using the staple ingredients under their benches as well as two ingredients from the garden for flavour. Contestants with the top five dishes will compete for immunity.

Sweet Roti with Chilli Caramel and Basil Ice Cream (Therese Lum)
Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Myrtle Syrup and Fig Leaf Ice Cream (Conor Curran)
Poached Apple with Brown Butter Crumb and Rosemary Ice Cream (Depinder Chhibber)
Basil Pappardelle with Pesto and Tomato Broth (Kishwar Chowdhury)
Ricotta Ravioli with Society Garlic Whey Broth (Dan Dumbrell)

Ep 14, Thursday, May 6, 2020
Contestants must choose an ingredient they would like to feature in a dish, but they won’t know the ingredient they must pair it with until they have locked in their choice. A Masterclass follows.

Best dish & Immunity from Sunday elimination:
Fried Chicken with Mango Chilli Glaze (Depinder Chhibber)

Salt-Baked Beetroot with Smoked Hollandaise and Sorrel Vinaigrette (Andy Allen)
Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage (Laura Sharrad)
Eucalyptus Smoked Mashed Potato with Native Thyme Oil (Jock Zonfrillo)

Ep 15, Sunday, May 9, 2021
Keen as mustard, the contestants have to cook a dish that interprets one of the classic food sayings on display. The contestant who fails will be going home. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

The brief:
As cool as a cucumber
Bring home the bacon
The proof is in the pudding

Best dishes:
Cucumber Dumplings (Pete Campbell)
Black Olive Ice Cream with Cucumber Granita (Conor Curran)
Bun Cha Hanoi (Tommy Pham)
Charred Bonito with Spicy Tamarind Sauce and Cucumber Granita (Kishwar Chowdhury)

Eliminated: Wynona

Ep 16, Monday, May 10, 2021
It’s Meet the Masters Week. This opportunity gives the contestants up-close insights into the skills of the best culinary masters in Australia.

Pasta – Andreas Papadakis

Best team dishes:
Pumpkin and Taleggio Panzotti with Burnt Butter and Pangrattato (Blue Team – Sabina Newton)
Hilopites with Salmorigrio (Blue Team – Conor Curran)
Rhubarb and Stawberry Sorbet (Blue Team – Depinder Chhibber)

Ep 17, Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The least impressive team from the master team challenge must cook off in this pressure test.

Chocolate – Kirsten Tibballs

Ruby Financier, Style Rebellion Lollipop, Exotique Mousse Cake (Kirsten Tibballs)

Eliminated: Therese (still holding on to Immunity Pin!)

Ep 18, Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The contestants enter the kitchen ready to take on the mystery box challenge set by a Michelin-starred chef.

Bento – Masahiko Yomoda (Chef Yomo)

Best Bento dishes:
Tiffin Box with Chickpea Curry, Kadhai Paneer, Cauliflower Okra Chips, Grandma’s Mustard Pickle (Depinder Chhibber)
Duck Breast with Onion Noodles, Cauliflower Rice & Crudites, Boquet Garni, Rocket Puree (Pete Campbell)
Mushroom Chawamushi, Beef Tataki, Japanese Potato Salad (Scott Bagnell)
Beetroot Cured Kingfish, Wattleseed Lamb Backstrap, Saltbush Dumplings, Mushrooms, Warragal Greens, Miso (Jess Hodge)

Ep 19, Thursday, May 13, 2021
In a very special challenge, the top four contestants from the previous challenge meet in the kitchen to be taught a lesson in cooking with fire. The most impressive cook wins immunity.

Cooking with Fire – Scott Pickett

Best dish & Immunity from Sunday elimination:
Tandoori Chicken with Flame Grilled Naan and Smoked Lassi (Depinder Chhibber)

Ep 20, Sunday, May , 2021
For the final cook of Meet the Masters Week, the bottom four contestants must make a dish that demonstrates how they have mastered a skill, flavour or technique they have learnt across the week.

Beef – Curtis Stone

Round 1 – Beef:
Grilled Oyster Blade with Salsa Verde and Lemon Beans (Green Team – Jess & Scott)
Massaman Curry with Roti and Cucumber Salad (Red Team – Sabina & Linda)
Steak and Chips with Creamed Greens and Red Wine Sauce (Yellow Team – Kishwar & Pete)
Beef Short Ribs in Red Wine with Gremolata, Garlic Rosemary Roast Potatoes and Grilled Radicchio Salad (Orange Team – Tom & Elise)
Beef Schnitzel, Smoked Potato Mash, Garlic Beans and Anchovy Mayo (Aqua Team – Aaron & Eric)
Peppercorn Steak with Mushroom Sauce, Duck Fat Potatoes, Anchovy Mayo and Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Grilled Asparagus (Pink Team – Brent & Tommy)

Round 2 – Best dishes:
Spiced Sweet Potato Taco (Justin Narayan)
Duck Bao Buns with Pickled Vegetables and Plum Sauce (Dan Dumbrell)

Eliminated: Conor

Ep 21, Monday, May 17, 2021
Andy reveals that every challenge this week will be a service challenge and all 16 contestants are in with a chance at winning immunity from Sunday’s challenge.

Pink Team (Linda – C, Eric – entrée, Depinder – main, Elise – dessert) vs Team Tonka

Best dishes:
Kingfish Ceviche with Lime and Jalapeño Dressing (Pink Team)
Prawn Ghee Roast with Toasted Coconut Rice and Carrot Salad (Pink Team)
Sable, Raspberry and Pistachio Parfait (Team Tonka)

Immunity from Sunday elimination: Linda, Eric, Depinder, Elise

Ep 22, Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Today’s challenge is all about the ingredients. Each team must feature the same ingredient in each course.

Green Team (Jess – C, Tommy – entrée, Dan – main, Scott – dessert) vs Team Movida
Courses: Entrée – Lemon Grass, Main – Jerusalem artichoke, Dessert – Kumquats

No recipes available…
Team Movida won, no immunity to Green Team.

Ep 23, Wednesday, May 19, 2021
For today’s challenge, two pantries are on offer, a European pantry and an Eastern pantry. By the toss of a coin, the team that win the toss get to choose their desired pantry.

Red Team (Brent – C, Aaron – entrée, Kishwar – main, Tom – dessert) vs Team Lucy Liu
Courses: Team Lucy Liu won the toss and chose Eastern Pantry, so Red Team must use European Pantry

Best dishes:
Zucchini Flowers with Scampi Mousse, Tarragon Mayonnaise (Red Team)
Oxtail Black Curry with Flatbread (Red Team)
Caramelised Condensed Milk, Biscuit Crumb and Mandarin Granita (Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar)

Immunity from Sunday elimination: Brent, Aaron, Kishwar, Tom

Ep 24, Thursday, May 20, 2021
Each team has two-and-a-half hours to cook a three-course meal and each course must champion a colour chosen by the toss of a coin.

Turquoise Team (Sabina – C, Justin – entrée, Pete – main, Amir – dessert) vs Team Stokehouse
Courses: Entrée – Red, Main – Yellow, Dessert – Green

Best dishes:
Prawns with Red Sauce (Turquoise Team)
Blue-Eye Cod with Saffron Vichyssoise, Patty Pan Squash (Stokehouse)
Pistachio White Chocolate Mousse with Desert Lime, Apple and Tarragon Sorbet (Stokehouse)

Team Stokehouse won, no immunity to Turquoise Team.

Ep 25, Sunday, May 23, 2021
Each team must create a dish that features the ingredient hidden underneath the tablecloth and must also use an allocated electrical appliance at some stage during the cook.

Core ingredient: Apples

Round 1 – Team Relay best dish:
Pork Tenderloin with Apple Compote, Apple & Fennel Slaw, Apple Jus (Turquoise Team)

Round 2 – Best dishes:
Apple Sorbet with Caramelised Apple Parfait, Walnut Crumb (Dan Dumbrell)
Apple Tao’er (Tommy Pham)

Eliminated: Jess

Ep 26, Monday, May 24, 2021
Contestants must choose from either a potato, broccoli, carrot, brown onion or zucchini to make a delicious dish featuring the vegetable of choice, but not necessarily a vegetarian dish.

Invention Test best dishes:
Carrot Side Up (Tom Levick)
Carrot Steak with Béarnaise Emulsion (Pete Campbell)
Zucchini Bánh Cuốn with Pickled Zucchini, Nước Mắm Sauce (Tommy Pham)
Green Curry Cake with Coconut Ice Cream, White Chocolate Chilli Ganache (Depinder Chhibber)
Carrot Cake Dumplings (Aaron Sanders)

Ep 27, Tuesday, May 25, 2021
In today’s pressure test, it’s a fight to stay in the competition and four contestants must recreate a dish without ever seeing it.

Sight Unseen Pressure Test:
Aged Lamb with Native Spiced Butter and Flowering Legumes (Clinton McIver)

Eliminated: Eric

Ep 28, Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The contestants must create a dish using only the 11 utensils in the mystery box. The dish can be sweet or savoury, with an open pantry and access to the garden.

Best dishes:
Spicy Korean Octopus with Cucumber And Sesame Salad (Dan Dumbrell)
Melanzane With Butter Lettuce Salad And Gremolata (Elise Pulbrook)
Lamb And Turnip With Saltbush And Roasted Lamb Sauce (Pete Campbell)
Pun Seen Nam Jeow, Omelette (Linda Dalrymple)
Smoked Eggplant Niramish with Kitchari and Spiced Fried Fish (Kishwar Chowdhury)

Ep 29, Thursday, May 27, 2021
The contestants must cook a dish using some of the hottest chillies in the world. The dish that best hightlights the heat and flavour of their chilli will win immunity.

Best dish & Immunity from Sunday elimination:
Kohlrabi Salad With Eye Fillet And God Stopper Dressing (Linda Dalrymple)

Ep 30, Sunday, May 30, 2021
This elimination is played over two rounds. In the first round, contestants must identify the 14 game meats on display. The six contestants with the lowest scores will cook off in round two.

Round 1 – Name that game meat

Round 2 best dishes:
Chilli Salt Pheasant with Peasant Sauce And Crispy Sticky Rice (Tommy Pham)
Muntries And Quandong Kangaroo With Jerusalem Artichoke (Aaron Sanders)
Goat Rezala with Paratha (Kishwar Chowdhury)

Eliminated: Tom

Ep 31, Monday, May 31, 2021
It’s Second Chance Week in the MasterChef kitchen. Across the week, 11 previously eliminated contestants are back with not one, but two chances to get back in the competition.

Best dishes:
Three Treasure Wonton (Eric Mao)
Pineapple, Coconut and Mint (Katrina Dunnett)
Octopus with Lemon Labneh, Zhoug, Pickled Radish (Conor Curran)
A Taste Of Sri Lanka (Minoli De Silva)

Ep 32, Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Renowned pastry chef Anthony Hart reveals his pressure test dish: chocolate oasis. The contestants have 2 hours and 15 minutes, plus a further eight minutes to plate up Anthony’s creation.

Chocolate Oasis (Anthony Hart)

Second Chance Contestant: Minoli

Ep 33, Wednesday, June 2, 2021
This episode, the 10 returning contestants can choose between a clear mystery box where the ingredients are visible or a regular mystery box where the ingredients are hidden.

Best dishes:
Moreton Bay Bug with Brown Butter Emulsion, Roasted Fennel Puree (Maja Veit) – clear box
Shanghai Chive Pancake with Chive Omelette, Black Garlic Prawns (Eric Mao) – regular box
Black Garlic Canelé with Goat Yoghurt and Pomegranate Ripple Ice-Cream (Tom Levick) – regular box
Pomegranate Glazed Prawns with Parsnip Purée, Macadamia and Black Garlic Crumb (Wynona Davies) – regular box

Ep 34, Thursday, June 3, 2021
Four contestants are told they will have two-and-a-half hours to prepare a three-course menu. But the catch is that after each course is tasted, one contestant will be knocked out of the competition.

Best dishes:
Pan Seared Scallops with Pickles, Pea Purée (Maja Veit)
Snapper with Parsnip Purée, Crispy Pigface (Maja Veit)
Geraldton Wax Splice (Maja Veit)

Second Chance Contestant: Maja

Ep 35, Sunday, June 6, 2021
Josh Niland demonstrates how to make the most of a Murray cod utilising the entire fish. For this challenge, contestants are given one Murray cod and must use the same fish for up to three rounds.

Ep 36, Monday, June 7, 2021
Contestants must pair up with another contestant to form seven teams. Each team must create crayfish two ways, one familiar dish and one inventive dish, utilising the freshly caught crayfish.

Ep 37, Tuesday, June 8, 2021
The four contestants cooking in this elimination challenge discover they will be cooking a vegetarian dish, with all ingredients harvested fresh from Dairy Flat Farm in Daylesford.

Tomato Broth with Pickled Cucumber, Laotian Tomato Salsa (Linda Dalrymple)
Pickled Carrots and Goat Cheese, Foraged Pesto, Rye Lavosh (Sabina Newton)
Roast Beetroot and Potato, Roast Capsicum Sauce, Green Herb Sauce (Minoli De Silva)

Eliminated: Amir

Ep 38, Wednesday, June 9, 2021
The mystery box reveals a map of Melbourne and a camera phone to take pictures. The contestants must explore the city streets and laneways to take a picture that will inspire their dish.

Best dishes:
Chocolate and Raspberry Choux (Depinder Chhibber)
Bánh Bèo (Tommy Pham) – Vietnamese Savoury Rice Pudding, similar to Teochew Chwee Kueh, or Hokkien Wah Kueh
Kingfish Ceviche with Pickled Rainbow Vegetables, Angry Chilli Jam (Kishwar Chowdhury)
Noum Kong, Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Linda Dalrymple) – Traditional Cambodian Donuts

Ep 39, Thursday, June 10, 2021
Jock introduces Kate Reid, the mastermind behind Lune Croissanterie. Contestants must use Kate’s world-class pastry and turn it into a dish that is not a croissant.

Best dish & Immunity from Sunday elimination:
Bánh Mì Danish (Tommy Pham)

Ep 40, Sunday, June 13, 2021
The contestants must decide how much of their 90-minute cook time they use in round one, because they will only have the remainder of that time to cook in round two.

Round 1 best dishes:
Vinegar Sorbet, Rhubarb Compote and Almond Granita (Pete Campbell)
Jackfruit Curry with Crispy Rice (Minoli De Silva)
Rangamati Barramundi Curry (Kishwar Chowdhury)
Prawn Moilee with Coriander Rice and Peanut Salsa (Depinder Chhibber)
Steamed Scallops with an Asian Dressing (Linda Dalrymple)
Bang Bang Cauliflower (Justin Narayan)

Round 2 – No challenge, round 2 did not go ahead after Brent decided to leave the competition

Eliminated: No one
Left by Choice: Brent

Ep 41, Monday, June 14, 2021
Teams must create a three-course home delivery menu and can choose any theme or cuisine for their menu. Each team has three hours to produce 60 serves.

Green Team – Aaron, Minoli, Kishwar, Justin (Sri Lankan Menu)
Purple Team – Maja, Depinder, Tommy, Pete (Indian Menu)
Orange Team – Scott, Linda, Sabina, Elise (Thai Menu)

Beef and Potato Cutlis with Tomato Chutney (Green Team)
Sri Lankan Beef Curry and Aromatic Rice (Green Team)
Dry Potato Curry with Coconut Sambal (Green Team)
Beef Pad Gra Pow (Orange Team)
Duck Red Curry (Orange Team)
Fragrant Rice (Orange Team)

Ep 42, Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Guest chef Khanh Nguyen from Sunda has taken South-East Asian food to the next level. The contestants must create Khanh’s dish: pork wellington with lattice crackling and flavours of banh mi.

Pork Wellington with Lattice Crackling and Flavours of Banh Mi (Khanh Nguyen)

Eliminated: Maja

Ep 43, Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Jock reveals this mystery box is different. Contestants need to use four ingredients in their final dish, but before the cook starts, they can barter for the ingredients from each other.

Crab and Pineapple Noodle Soup with Mustard Seed Oil (Tommy Pham)
Blackberry Glazed Pork with Braised Red Cabbage, Blackberry Sauce (Pete Campbell)
Roasted Pumpkin with Charred Leek Puree, Pickled and Fried Broccoli (Justin Narayan)
Mille-Feuille with Chilli Chocolate, Orange, Raspberries (Depinder Chhibber)

Ep 44, Thursday, June 17, 2021
The top four cooks from the latest mystery box challenge battle it out for immunity and a guaranteed spot in the top 10.

Round 1 – 2-minute-noodle challenge best dishes:
Noodle Tacos (Justin Narayan)
Chicken 65 Fried Noodles (Depinder Chhibber)

Round 2 best dish & Immunity from Sunday elimination:
Coke and Potato Chips (Justin Narayan)

Ep 45, Sunday, June 20, 2021
Contestants must correctly identify ingredients in three dishes from Nick Holloway’s Nu Nu menu. The five contestants who name the least amount of ingredients correctly will cook off in round two.

Round 1 Taste Test

Round 2 best dishes:
Prawn and Pineapple Broth with Glutinous Rice Balls (Minoli De Silva)
Curry Ice Cream, Pineapple Granita & Peanut Coconut Crumble (Pete Campbell)
Pavlova Roulade with BBQ Pineapple and Molasses Lime Granita (Scott Bagnell)

Eliminated: Aaron

Ep 46, Monday, June 21, 2021
The top 10 contestants arrive at URBNSURF, the home to Australia’s first ever surf park in Melbourne’s west to discover they will be running Andy Allen’s restaurant, Three Blue Ducks.

Spiced Lamb Ribs with Roast Garlic Yoghurt, Tabbouleh (Green Team)
Beef Cheeks in Ras El Hanout Tomato Sauce (Green Team)
Charcoal Chicken with Zhoug (Green Team)
Bulgur Wheat Salad and Roast Glazed Pumpkin (Green Team)
Baba Ganoush with Flat Bread (Green Team)

Ep 47, Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Contestants must cook a sweet pressure test recipe of their own design. Darren Purchese will be running the floor and mentoring the contestants and the judges will do a blind tasting of each dish.

Best dishes & going for Immunity Challenge:
Lotus Flower Pond (Linda Dalrymple)
Flanilla (Tommy Pham)

Ep 48, Wednesday, June 23, 2021
After watching emotional messages from their family members, Melissa explains that contestants must make a dish inspired by their family. The top two dishes will cook in tomorrow’s immunity challenge.

Best dishes & going for Immunity Challenge:
Fisherman’s Stew (Sabina Newton)
Winter Melon and Prawn Soup with Sardine Curry, Jau Bhaat (Kishwar Chowdhury)

Ep 49, Thursday, June 24, 2021
In today’s challenge, the contestants must keep up with Curtis Stone as he cooks his ultimate roast chicken dish. Andy, Jock and chef Nornie Bero show off their skills in a delicious Masterclass.

Ultimate Roast Chicken with Fondant Potatoes and Marsala Sauce (Curtis Stone)

Best cook-along dish & Immunity from Sunday elimination: Sabina

Scallops, Chickpea Miso Butter and Finger Lime (Andy Allen)
Banana Pakalolo with Coconut Panna Cotta and Hibiscus Syrup (Nornie Bero)
Consommé and Base Jus (Jock Zonfrillo)
Crab Flatbread with Pickled Onions and Hot Sauce (Andy Allen)

Ep 50, Sunday, June 27, 2021
Today there is a massive double elimination. Contestants must choose between cooking with the black mystery box or the black cloche, with the ingredients only revealed when they make their choice.

Round 1 Mystery Box best dish:
Pumpkin Agnolotti with Kombu Brown Butter (Elise Pulbrook)

Eliminated: Minoli

Round 2 Mystery Cloche (horseradish) best dishes:
Poached Kingfish with Horseradish Broth (Justin Narayan)
Horse-rad-fish Salad with Rice Crackers (Tommy Pham)
Horseradish with Vanilla, Pear and Passionfruit (Pete Campbell)
Horseradish Ice Cream with Chocolate Half Dome (Depinder Chhibber)

Eliminated: Scott

Ep 51, Monday, June 28, 2021
Today we are in the spiritual heart of Australia, Uluru. Contestants must create a fine dining three-course meal under the stars at the stunning Field of Light installation for 25 diners plus judges.

Beetroot and Myrtle (Yellow Team)
Bush Pepper Beef (Yellow Team)
Bush Honey, Wattleseed and Native Plum (Yellow Team)

Ep 52, Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The team arrive at Simpson’s Gap and judges reveal the contestants must create a dish using a variety of foraged bush foods. The contestant with the least impressive dish will be sent home.

Hariyali Chicken, Wattleseed Naan, Bush Tomato and Quandong Chutney (Kishwar Chowdhury)

Eliminated: Depinder

Ep 53, Wednesday, June 30, 2021
In the toughest mystery box challenge of the season, the contestants discover they must create a dish using all seven ingredients under the mystery box.

Best dishes:
Blackberry Tortellini with Lamb, Verjus and Cauliflower (Elise Pulbrook)
Peppercorn Crusted Lamb Cutlet with Cauliflower Puree, Blackberry Sauce (Linda Dalrymple)
Lamb and Cauliflower with Blackberry Gastrique (Justin Narayan)

The great bromance of MasterChef Australia continues…

Ep 54, Thursday, July 1, 2021
Each cloche represents an ingredient, a cuisine, food related word, or kitchen equipment. The contestants must choose any two cloches and feature whatever is under the cloche in their dish.

Best dish & Final Immunity from Sunday elimination:
Lemon Verbena, Preserved Lemon Banquet (Linda Dalrymple)

Ep 55, Sunday, July 4, 2021
Contestants must choose an ingredient and cook it two ways, in a fast-food and in a fancy food application. The contestants with the three least impressive fast-food dishes will cook in round two.

Round 1 best dishes – Fast Food:
Chicken Khao Soi (Kishwar Chowdhury)
Indian Chicken Tacos (Justin Narayan)
Sour Tomato Fish Curry (Sabina Newton)

Round 2 best dishes – Fine Dining:
Potato Puree with Buttermilk, Caramelised Buttermilk, Dried Olives (Pete Campbell)
Pappardelle with Sardines, Native Aqua Pazza (Elise Pulbrook)

Eliminated: Tommy

Ep 56, Monday, July 5, 2021
The judges welcome the contestants to Martin Benn’s opulent new Melbourne restaurant, Society. The pressure is on as they discover today’s service challenge is also an elimination.

Poached Lobster with Tarragon (Justin Narayan)
Celeriac Croissant (Pete Campbell)
Barley, Shiitake and Yuzu (Elise Pulbrook)
Quail with Pink Peppercorns and Berries (Kishwar Chowdhury)
Miso Ice Cream with Yuzu Syrup (Linda Dalrymple)

Eliminated: Sabina

Ep 57, Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Contestants face a pressure test like no other. Chef Hugh Allen from restaurant Vue Du Monde, challenges contestants to recreate his dish, bottlebrush, mum’s gum nuts and billy buttons.

Bottlebrush, Mum’s Gumnuts and Billy Buttons (Hugh Allen)

Eliminated: Linda

Ep 58, Wednesday, July 7, 2021
The finalists enter the MasterChef kitchen to discover the day’s advantage challenge, which will see the winner cooking in the Finale.

Round 1 (ruby or emerald) best dishes:
Emerald – Zucchini, Basil and Onion (Pete Campbell)
Ruby – Ruby Chicken Curry (Kishwar Chowdhury)

Round 2 (pearl) best dish & advances straight into Finale:
Leek and Oysters (Pete Campbell)

Ep 59, Sunday, July 11, 2021
Contestants compete in a semifinal service challenge. The contestant with the least impressive menu will leave the competition. Finalists are joined by returning contestants for the final MasterClass.

Best dishes:
Kingfish Ceviche in Green Water (Kishwar Chowdhury)
Goat Nihari with Naan Nawabi (Kishwar Chowdhury)
The Bengali After Dinner Mint (Kishwar Chowdhury)

Final MasterClass:
Coral Trout, Eucalyptus Beurre Blanc and Native Greens (Jock Zonfrillo)
Potato Rosti with Eggplant and Anchovy Butter (Andy Allen)
Black Pepper Crab with Fried Bread (Jock Zonfrillo)
Spit Roast Chilli Caramel Pineapple, Lime Granita, Coconut Kaffir Ice Cream (Andy Allen)

Eliminated: Elise

Ep 60, Monday, July 12, 2021
It’s here, the grand finale for 2021. Our three finalists face an incredible three round challenge over two days with a total of 140 points up for grabs.

Round 1 (Mystery Box):
King George Whiting with Kohlrabi, Pine Mushrooms and Geraldton Wax (Pete Campbell)

Round 2 (ridiculous luck of the draw for a challenge in the finale!!!):
Ruby grapefruit + fusion: Poached Fish with Curry Broth (Justin Narayan)
White soy sauce + smoke: Smoked Rice Water with Aloo Bhorta and Sardines (Kishwar Chowdhury)
Quince + steamed: Quail and Enoki Mushrooms with Asparagus and Quince Glaze (Pete Campbell)

Ep 61, Tuesday, July 13, 2021
It’s day two of the epic grand finale for 2021 and the contestant who scores the most points overall will win the title of MasterChef 2021 and walk away with $250,000.

Squid Noodles (Peter Gilmore)
Golden Crackle (Peter Gilmore)

2021 Champion: Justin (not a surprise since betting odds revealed him as the winner weeks ago)

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